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Vom Urstrom zum Strom - Hiking along the Moselle

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  • Beschilderung entlang der Strecke
    / Beschilderung entlang der Strecke
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  • / "Obstartweg" in Wehlen
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  • / View from the Kueser Plateau
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / View from the "ObstArtWeg" to the vineyards
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Vineyards next to Lieser and Maring-Noviand
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Art at the "ObstArtWeg" in Wehlen
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Nature conservation area in Wehlen
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    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Flora and Fauna on the Kueser Plateau
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  • / Information boards on the "ObstArtweg" in Wehlen
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Sheeps next to Wehlen
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  • / Paulskirche oberhalb von Lieser
    Photo: Schug, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Information board
    Photo: A.Feller, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Aussicht ins Moseltal bei Lieser
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Beautiful day hike along the Middle Moselle. Through steep slopes, forests and a nature reserve. Round tour with a length of almost 18 kilometres.
Distance 16.7 km
4:30 h
294 m
294 m

The hike leads through the original and the modern days Moselle valley. The Moselle flowed originally along north of the village Lieser. Other highlights include the "ObstArtWeg" in Wehlen, which provides information about the orchards in an artistic way, and the "Walderlebnispfad" on the plateau of Lieser and Kues.

Insights into the hiking tour:

The hike offers two starting points - either from Lieser or from Wehlen. The hike takes you along vineyard paths and through the forest. On the way you will pass the "Paulskirche" (a church in the middle of the vinyards). Many Moselans sought refuge in this pilgrimage site on the Paulsberg during the revolutionary period around 1848. In October 1848 one of the largest demonstrations of the Rhine province took place here. After a long ascent at the beginning of the trail, a flat hike follows on the Kueser Plateau. The "Obstartweg" in Wehlen provides clear information about the flora and fauna of the region.

Author’s recommendation

The "Wehlener Obstartweg" provides a lot of information. Be sure to bring some time with you: it's worth it!
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Lisa Willems 
Update: November 05, 2020
Highest point
276 m
Lowest point
113 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Partly on vineyard roads, which are of course also used by tractors and cars. But the roads are very wide and offer enough space.

Tips and hints

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

Gestade 6

54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Phone (0049) 6531/500190


Tourist information Lieser

Am Markt 43

54470 Lieser

Tel: (0049) 6531/8746


Am Markt, 54470 Lieser resp. parking area, Am Krausbach, Bernkastel-Wehlen (136 m)
49.941304, 7.038450
49°56'28.7"N 7°02'18.4"E
32U 359254 5533949


Am Markt, 54470 Lieser resp. parking area, Am Krausbach, Bernkastel-Wehlen

Turn-by-turn directions

At the market place in Lieser you start the hike "Vom Urstrom zum Strom" (alternatively: Bernkastel-Wehlen, parking area Am Krausbach), which leads you through vineyards, forest landscapes and orchard meadows for about 17 kilometres.

From the market place in Lieser some roads branch off. Follow the "Hochstraße" in a northerly direction until you reach the end of the village. Continue through the vineyards to "Paulskirche" (church). Many Moselans sought refuge in this pilgrimage site on the Paulsberg during the hard revolutionary period around 1848.

The Paulskirche is a vivid illustration of the Moselle's glacial stream. A dry valley lies at the foot of the church, stretching as far as the village of Lieser and today's Moselle. The original Moselle valley near Mülheim continued beyond the Moselle as far as Veldenz and Burgen. The glacial stream of the Moselle flowed through these valleys. The mountains surrounded by these dry valleys are called circulating mountains. Like the steep slopes of today's Mosellauf, they are ideal for winegrowing.

You go on to the "Dreifaltigkeit" (Trinity). Many paths branch off there and a hut invites you to rest. There is also an old crossroads made of red sandstone.

Passing the refuge, the path leads you for a long time almost straight on. Then turn left and descend to the wine village of Wehlen with its orchards. You hike along the "Wehlener ObstArtWeg" and the various adventure stations through the Wehlen nature reserve. The steep ascent to the Kueser Plateau follows a serpentine road. This climatic health resort in the town of Bernkastel-Kues is famous for its four MEDIAN clinics and the Cusanus farm.

Passing the farm and a large paddock along the edge of the forest, the path turns into the forest in front of the residential area. You continue on parts of the forest experience path. The path leads you past the Median clinic "Burg Landshut" to the edge of the valley with a view of the town of Bernkastel-Kues. You will then continue along the edge of the valley or forest before being led back to the starting point through the vineyards of Lieser.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport , ,

Bernkastel-Kues: Taxi Edringer: (0049) 6531 - 8149, Taxi Priwitzer: (0049) 6531 - 96970, Taxi Reitz: (0049) 6531 - 6455

Getting there

Coming from Bernkastel-Kues, cross the bridge to Kues and follow the L47 in the direction of Tier until Lieser.


On the banks of the Mosel in Lieser resp. at the parking area "Am Krausbach" in Wehlen


49.941304, 7.038450
49°56'28.7"N 7°02'18.4"E
32U 359254 5533949
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Further information:

Author’s map recommendations

WanderGuide - Hiking guide for the Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues (in German).


Solid shoes are recommended

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Monika Schäfer-Egner
August 22, 2021 · Community
Von Lieser aus über die Prüfung nach Wehlen,dann zum Kueser Plateau zurück nach Lieser.Die Ersten km sind abwechslungsreich, doch das zweite Drittel wird langwierig. Der letzte Abschnitt nur noch Berg runter und Asphalt...Einige Bänke,jedoch kaum Tische.Man könnte diesen Weg an einigen Stellen kürzen,dann wäre es kurzweiliger und schöner. In Lieser wird man am Ende des Weges von der Kirche weg geleitet, gerade da hätte man noch ein kleines Highlight einbauen können.
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When did you do this route? August 22, 2021
Start und Ziel des Weges von Schloss 🏰 Lieser
Photo: Monika Schäfer-Egner, Community
Wald und Feld Wege
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Waldlehrpfad Lieser
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Photo: Monika Schäfer-Egner, Community
Wehlener Obst Art Weg und Kueser Plateau
Photo: Monika Schäfer-Egner, Community
Paulskirche Lieser
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Gesehen am Wegesrand
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Photo: Monika Schäfer-Egner, Community
Frank Lebenstedt
August 01, 2021 · Community
Die Strecke ist sehr gut beschildert, die Navigation weicht hiervon allerdings manchmal geringfügig ab, dies ist aber prinzipiell egal. Die Anstiege sind gut machbar und die Strecke verläuft überwiegend auf Asphalt. Meiner Meinung nach ist die Strecke an einigen Stellen unnötig und ohne sehenswerte Highlights verlängert und man kann sich ein paar Höhenmeter sparen in dem man abkürzt.
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When did you do this route? July 18, 2021
November 22, 2020 · Community
Erst mal: die Beschreibung (das rote Herz) war heute überall. Da konnte man sich nicht verlaufen und aufs Handy mussten wir auch nicht schauen. Top Beschilderung! Allerdings geht es doch sehr oft über Asphalt, was nicht so schön ist. Die Anstiege sind eher mittelsteil und sehr gut machbar...ohne schnaufen :-) Eine schöne Tour, allerdings fehlt hier die Abwechslung.
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When did you do this route? November 22, 2020
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16.7 km
4:30 h
294 m
294 m
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